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Web Date: October 1, 2013

Proteins Help Researchers Build A Memory Device

Nanoelectronics: Hollow proteins serve as scaffolding for the 3-D nanoparticle structure of working flash memory
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: flash memory, ferritin, iron oxide nanoparticles, self-assembly

In recent years, researchers have explored using proteins as scaffolding to build electronics at the nanoscale. Compared to current fabrication techniques, using proteins to arrange nanoparticles onto surfaces could enable the design of smaller memory devices and more complex, multilayer electronics. Now, researchers in Japan and Taiwan have demonstrated the first working flash memory device made using this biological approach (Langmuir 2013, DOI: . . .

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